In my occupation looking for patterns and following them is a really good thing. But when it comes to living a life as a follower of the Christ, maybe patterns are not so good?
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 (NIV)
Paul tells us here to break the pattern of the world. Be different. Let your life stand out against the pattern. Be transformed be changed. And then notice starting on this May Day how God’s will for you, the will he created for you delivers good that you could never imagine.